Monday, May 7, 2012

2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Bryce Harper Superfractor

The holy grail of Bryce Harper cards is back on eBay - this time with no reserve and Harper tearing it up in his first couple weeks in the big leagues. The Superfractor 1/1 card found in 2011 Bowman Baseball is by far one of his top cards available on the market. The card has been graded by Beckett Grading Services (BGS) and received a 9.5. The sub grades are: Centering 9, Corners 9.5, Edges 10, Surface 9.5.
How much is this card worth? You can take a look back at the 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg card to get an idea. That card sold for $16,403.00 on May 10, 2010 and had an astounding 10,000+ watchers on eBay. Anything over 250 watchers on eBay for a sports card is really good. The buyer of the card later sold it to Leaf/Razor for 21,403 about a month after he originally purchased it. Both of the cards received a 9.5 grade by BGS.  Harper is unquestionably talented and could be an all-time great. But it remains to be seen how his career will play out. This card was originally listed for sale before Harper came up to the big leagues for $25,000, but by a different seller: calinick21. Expect the price to come in shy of that.

2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects BCP1 Superfractor
Watchers: 355 (Most Watched Card on eBay)
Final Price: ????
Seller: vintageadsrus

2012 Bowman Josh Bell Superfractor Autograph 1/1

One of the biggest pulls in 2012 Bowman Baseball was hit during the very first few days of release, and before the official hobby release date of the product. It is very common to see hobby pulls from Topps products on eBay before the official hobby release date so not much should be made of that fact. Josh Bell was a 2nd round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2011. He forgo an opportunity to attend college and the Pirates had to pony up huge bonus money for Bell to sign. If he made it known he was willing to sign he would have went much higher in the draft.
The autograph superfractor from 2012 Bowman is clearly his premier card. He has other autograph cards in 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball and 2011 Panini Contenders Baseball for example. But this is the very first time Bell has appeared in a Bowman set and his autograph superfractor is one every collector of his would want. The seller of the card, ryanscard888, originally listed it for sale for $4,995.95. 

2012 Bowman Chrome Prospect Superfractor Josh Bell
Asking Price: $4,995.95
Final Price: ????

2012 Bowman Aflac All-American Autographs

Some of the most popular cards in 2012 Bowman Baseball are the Aflac All-American Autographs from high school all-american team from years past. Every card is serial numbered and is a nice surprise in packs. The 2012 checklist includes some recent 2011 first round picks like Gerrit Cole and Sonny Gray as well as a favorite of Giants fans Andrew Susac.
Andrew Susac /210
Austin Hedges /240
Daniel Norris /240
Dillon Howard /225
Dillon Maples /230
Gerrit Cole /225
Jordan Swagerty /210
Jose Fernandez /240
Matt Purke /230
Sonny Gray /200
Stetson Allie /230